YMCA Healthy Living Magazine, powered by n4 food and health (Autumn 2015) - Page 4

DR ALAN BARCLAY, APD Dr Alan Barclay is a consultant Accredited Practising Dietitian and Nutritionist, and the Chief Scientific Officer at the GI Foundation, which is the place to start when looking for low GI, gluten free options and ideas. Their aim is to demonstrate how easy it is to incorporate the principles of low GI eating into everyday meals. Find out more at www.gisymbol.com GLYCEMIC INDEX AND WEIGHT MANAGEMENT Nutrition expert Dr Alan Barclay explains how the GI can assist with weight management. here is scientific evidence from studies worldwide that show how a low GI higher protein diet not only helps manage weight, but also assists in the prevention of chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes and heart disease. A low GI, higher protein diet can assist with weight management by: T • reducing insulin levels, helping you burn body fat • keeping you feeling f ձ